Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Classroom Lesson Plan

Utilities:  At Watt Rate?

GRADE LEVEL: 5-8 (9-12)


ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S) MOST APPROPRIATE FOR ACTIVITY:
English Language Arts, Family and Consumer Science, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Education


SOURCE ORGANIZATION:
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point


TIME TO COMPLETE: 1 week

DESCRIPTION:

Students complete a survey to determine how much electricity various appliances in their home use. By completing electricity end use surveys students become more aware of the amount of energy they use and discover ways that energy can be used more efficiently.

OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to:

  • calculate the energy use of various appliances in their home
  • compare the amount of energy used by appliances
  • analyze their energy use patterns and suggest ways to save energy

SUPPLEMENTARY VIDEO:

Provided by a joint venture between JET, True North Stars Perkins Consortium and Story North Productions to be used with the Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Project, Utilities Sector.

UTILITY VIDEO:

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